**As seen on the Today Show!**

From the team that brought you Words With Friends comes Crosswords With Friends - the first daily crossword puzzle that’s written for today’s world! Test your brain power with a new puzzle every day that’s relevant to entertainment, pop culture, and sports news happening NOW!

Enjoy fresh puzzles daily with a new themes every day of the week - Movie Monday, TV Tuesday, Wayback Wednesday, Top 40 Thursday, Sports Fan Friday, Smartypants Saturday, and Sunday Funday!

Crosswords With Friends presents the world’s BEST crosswords for you 365 days a year. Led by co-editors Trip Payne (co-star of the crossword documentary Wordplay) and Amy Reynaldo (author of How to Conquer the New York Times Crossword), our daily crosswords are created by some of the world’s most published crossword writers. Get ready for a top-notch crossword experience!

Game Features - English Only Game

Exercise your brain and expand your vocabulary by solving crossword puzzles created by crossword champions and writers from top newspapers!

Play a new crossword for free every day, and enjoy unique, fun themes! Access thousands of additional puzzles in the calendar archives!

Challenge your friends and check the leaderboard to see who solved the daily puzzle the fastest!

Test yourself with new goals each week to earn great rewards and collect badges as you go!

Movie buffs, sports fanatics and nerds of all kinds, rejoice! Add a pack of 5 themed puzzles to your collection. Solve them all to collect badges and become the ultimate crossword master.

Stuck on a word? Use hints to move ahead faster.

Playing Crosswords With Friends challenges your brain, improves your pop culture knowledge, and lets you compete with friends. Download and play the all new Crosswords With Friends for FREE!

Additional information:

The game is free to play; however, in-app purchases are available for additional content and in-game currency. In-app purchases range from $0.99 to $99.99 USD.

Use of this application is governed by the Zynga Terms of Service (

What's New


The Summer by the Sea event is here. From 8/9 until 8/30, solve long words to find sea critters and solve the entire puzzle to add them to your aquarium. Fill up your aquarium to earn free hints and the Tide Pool badge!

We’re on a mission to bring you the world’s most entertaining crossword puzzle 365 days a year. Thanks for spreading the word about Crosswords With Friends!

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

15.6K Ratings

15.6K Ratings

Editors’ Notes

A classic game made more social

Coins Incorrect


EDITED: I dropped the stars to just one. Earning coins for watching the ads has gotten even worse. I just watched the same ad 4 times in a row and did not get any coins for any of them. I will not buy coins. If you are not going to fix your earn coins for free, you should consider giving us some coins for every consecutive day we sign in. I did figure out that the hints are turned on automatically and that was why each game was costing me so many coins. Hints should not automatically be turned on and we should have to answer a question like "are you sure you want to turn on hints" before they will be turned on. Because of the buttons location I often hit it with my thumb just by holding my phone. I still like doing crosswords, but this app is not the best out there. You have words with friends down pat, but this app needs some work. I will try again in a month or so and see if you have corrected any of your problems.

I like the app but gave it two stars because the coin count does not work correctly. I just finished an older puzzle that says 10 coins to play. After I was done the game had actually taken 30 coins and no I did NOT use any hints. Also when I watch videos to earn coins, quite often I never get the credit for watching it. The developers need to take a look at the portion of the program responsible for the coins. If you fix these issues I will give you a 5 star.

New update, same review


So I either have to use my own money to buy coins so I can play more than 1 puzzle a day, or watch a crap ton of ads because there are no other ways to earn these coins free. This game is a joke. For a company that got everything right with other apps (see Words with Friends) you really hosed this one. Those coins should ONLY be used for the hints and other special powers, not as a penalty to play older puzzles, especially to someone who might’ve just found this game. I even gave you the benefit of the doubt and used the “Invite a friend and earn 250 coins” scam and, as I expected, still have received nothing. The suggestion in the help files? Passing the buck to another company, saying any problems with the coins are on their end. I implore anybody considering this app to look elsewhere. You’ll be losing coins automatically after the first day because greedy Zynga automatically turns on one of the cheats that cost 20 coins each time it’s used, and you have to comb through the settings to turn it off. If I could rate it zero or negative stars, I would. Until there is serious improvement, I will post this same rating every time an update is released. **Edit** Still have yet to receive coins for “Invite a friend” option. Game is still a joke. Pure garbage. **Edit 2** Oh look another update that doesn’t address any of the concerns that the users have as listed in these reviews. Trash.


Zynga Mobile
174.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018, Zynga Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. 300 Coin Pack $2.99
  2. 1150 Coin Pack $9.99
  3. 550 Coin Pack $4.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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